Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas Eve Tradition

Happy Thursday guys and dolls - how the heck are you this cold and blustery morning? Me, eh - I could be better - I'm just plain exhausted to be honest.  I had a dr. appt. last night - more on that another time.  Anywho....ever since I married into the Anderson family over 13 years ago - my wonderful mother-in-law has made a special dinner for Christmas Eve.  Well.... once we moved far away from everyone, we decided to keep that tradition for our family since it would be just the 4 of us.  What is it you might ask... welll.... here's some snippets - see if you can guess what it is and yes we ate on the coffee table while watching Christmas movies and eating at the same time - LOL:
Any guesses?  Well... I'm sure you figured it out pretty easily - however, since I totally sucked at taking pictures while eating - it is our traditional "Steak Fondue" Christmas Eve dinner and boy was it ever YUMMY!  P.S. The steaks truly weren't as pink as they are made out to be in this picture and the cheese sauce is made from Campbell's cheese soup (in a can) with a can of milk added to it and the mushrooms are cooked (or heated up, if you will) in a skillet with butter and lemon pepper and the potatoes I totally cheated on this year and got the kind to pop in the microwave and tada - 10 minutes later we had 4 nice and fresh and hot potatoes ready to be enjoyed oh and the bread was totally just a loaf of french bread from our store baker - delicious!  

So.... there you have it - one of my most favorite family Christmas Eve traditions.  Wow - cannot believe we are already about to celebrate and ring in the New Year of 2011 - seems like we just celebrated the New Year of 2010 not too long ago doesn't it?  Today is my last day of work for a few days and I am so thrilled.  Things have been so quiet and dead at the office these last 2 days and it's been wonderful.  Oh... I can't wait to show you what I bought with my Saks Fifth Avenue Gift Card from my big boss - I LOVE them! :)

Well, it's that time yet again - so I bid you my lovely readers adieu and hope you have a wonderful and blessed day .  Thanks for stopping by to say hello and stay warm! :o)

Lots of love and hugs,


  1. Looks yummy! What a wonderful tradition!

  2. Yummy! Made me hungry for steak! Good thing I have mine marinating for tomorrow!

    We always have tons of yummies for New Year's Eve!
    I hope you have a great 2011!

  3. Hey Tracy! We had steak and baked potatoes for Christmas dinner. We didn't have our traditional dinner until the day after Christmas with my parents. Wish we had thought to do mushrooms. MMMMMM!

    Hope y'all had a Merry Christmas!

  4. Thats looking so good!! Guess I'm hungrier than I realized!
    Sorry for being a bad blog friend lately....I'm hoping to get caught back up!

  5. That is a wonderful tradition.
    Looks soo yummy!
    I think I try it Christmas!

    Big hugs!


  6. I love traditions! Looks yummy. Happy New Year!


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